EYNNS, Thomas (d.1578), of York and Heslington, Yorks.
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Family and Education
4th s. of Thomas Eynns of Stretton, Salop by Joyce, da. of Humphrey Gatacre. m. Elizabeth (d.1585), da. of Sir Edward Neville of Billingbear, Berks. and gentlewoman of the privy chamber to Queen Elizabeth, prob: s.p.3
Servant of the Duke of Richmond c.1535-6, sec. to Prince Edward by 1543-7; ?dep. sec., council in the north 1542, sec. from 4 Feb. 1550; esquire of the body by 1553; j.p. Yorks. from 1559, Cumb., Northumb., Westmld. from c.1573.4
Of Shropshire origin, Eynns was described as of York and London by November 1553. It was not until 1567 that he entered on the 21-year lease, promised him by Queen Mary, of the manor and lands of Heslington, at an annual rent of £10: the manor house there he bought from Christopher Hatton I. Through the marriage of his sister